Britains unemployment levels are at the lowest they have been since 1975, and with this rise in jobs, employers are seeing a palette change from candidates. For people wishing to recruit a new member to their team, be aware the ball is no longer in your court.Today hopeful employees hold the bargaining power, “candidates are king” in today’s current market. So In 2020 to offer them a less than favourable work package could see you at a loss.
Business advice has teamed up Lee Brigginsfounder and CEO of CV-Library, who has this to say “it’s important to understand what makes the employee tick and inevitably, how this will impact their decision on joining, or staying in, your company
Below he has provided us with an exclusive checklist to help you obtain the candidate of your dreams.
1) Did you write a clear job advert?
This is key.
A staggering 91.6% of candidates scan job descriptions with a strict criteria in mind and 51.7% wouldnt even apply if the job advert doesnt include the location, salary, job title or working hours.
2) Do you offer the right workplace perks?
Free tea and coffee do not cut it anymore. As two-thirds of the British public do not receive workplace perks and benefits!
When asked what theyd like to receive, 60% said paid sick leave, 56.6% said the ability to work from home and 41.1% said health insurance.
3) Are you paying fair salaries?
The minimum wage is set to go up.?And imaginably a staggering 81.6% of professionals say salary is the most important factor when it comes to finding a new job.
What’s more, is that 74.9% of Brits havent even had a formal pay review meeting in the pastyear.
4) Are you ensuring your employees strike the right work-life balance?
Despite 97.9% of Brits believing that work-life balance is important, over a third of the nation’s professionals admit that they don’t have a good work-life balance.
Allowing your employees to detach themselves from work is important. And this is a step that can be as simple as not contacting them outside of office hours.
5) Have you considered the introduction of flexible working?
Today 27% of people have flexible working options and this is a trend that is set to increase as we enter the next decade.
Over half of professionals (53%) think set 9-5 working hours should be banned and 40.4% would be more likely to apply for a job if it offered flexible working
6) Do you understand what your employees truly want?
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